Housing

Rally Held at the Capitol for Passage of a Strong Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

Legislation gives power to homeowners and stops unfair foreclosures

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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak: Pass the Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

In State of the City Address, Rybak reiterates the city’s support for comprehensive foreclosure legislation

ST. PAUL (April 10, 2013) — In his 2013 State of the City address, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak referenced the city’s support for a strong Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. “I want to reiterate the City’s support for another effort to close disparities in housing: the Homeowners’ Bill of Rights,” Rybak said in prepared remarks for the speech given earlier today at the Walker Arts Center. “Currently at the Legislature, it’s a common-sense measure,” the Mayor continued.

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Isaiah, a coalition of congregations, reminds us foreclosure crisis is not over | MinnPost – 3/29/13

By Marlys Harris | 03/29/13

To see such a sight on an ordinary residential street in a spanking new Brooklyn Park subdivision was a bit of a shock: some 20 clergy and their followers carrying a huge cross of rough wood lashed together with rope and studded with nails. While chanting prayers, they lay down their burden on a modern-day Golgotha, the driveway of a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home that had gone into foreclosure after its owner lost his job.

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Clergy and Community Members Hold Prayer Vigil to Call on Metzen to Hear ‘Homeowners’ Bill of Rights’

ST. PAUL— Clergy, faith leaders and concerned community members gathered outside the office of Sen. James Metzen to call on him to hear the ‘Homeowners Bill of Rights’ in the Senate Commerce Committee; a committee he chairs.

Throughout the vigil, 40 people taking different shifts left him personalized postcards encouraging him to “faithfully bring justice forth and hear the bill.” Clergy met with Metzen’s secretary to discuss his position on the hearing.

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Report Shows Ongoing Economic Impact of Minnesota’s Foreclosure Crisis

Hundreds of Minnesotans join legislators, clergy in highlighting need for commonsense solution to statewide problem

ST. PAUL, February 27A new report released today by ISAIAH and other Minnesota-based community organizations highlights the economic and spiritual crisis that foreclosures have had on our communities and families. It was officially released this afternoon in an event on the south steps of the State Capitol where hundreds of concerned Minnesotans joined state legislators and leaders of various faith traditions to discuss the devastating impact.

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